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Author Topic: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.  (Read 11670 times)


Offline The Jimbonaut

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #371 on: May 15, 2018, 19:35:34 »
Just drained the oil and will switch out the filter after my tea - it's a Hi Flo Filtro filter.  Picked up a couple from Kawasaki for a few bucks.  The oil looked pretty clean when it drained, didn't see any shiny stuff in there but I'll have a closer look later.  Didn't smell too gassy either - would there be a sure sign that there was gas in the oil?
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #373 on: May 16, 2018, 10:35:02 »
I thought so Irk - it may have smelled a little funky but that might just have been because the oil was really warm or that it's Rotella and I'm not used to it.

Hopefully getting my tank sorted today, and getting those balancing beads in the tires.  KLR's getting close now - once a few details are taken care of and the carb is dialled in then it's off to the races.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #374 on: May 16, 2018, 11:32:51 »
Filled up with more of the Rotella and a new filter, and did what was suggested - took the bike up and down Mount Royal a bunch of times.  Not only a barrel of fun, but I used engine compression to brake and did a bunch of accel/decel to get those rings seated.  Love riding this bike around the city at night - it has an unruly, reprobate character that appeals no end.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #375 on: May 16, 2018, 11:55:11 »
Nice.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #376 on: May 16, 2018, 13:25:36 »
Using engine compression to slow down is fun on singles, I think you are going to have a lot of fun on this bike.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #377 on: May 16, 2018, 14:11:44 »
It's balls-out brilliant is what it is.  And it hasn't even gone off-road yet either.  The C model I now know was built with more of an off-road approach so I'm really looking forward to getting off the asphalt.  Worth noting that while my off-road skills aren't at zero, they hardly bother the double digits either.  Thrashing old Suzukis and Kawasaki's around Bali years ago and a bike trip across Nicaragua is pretty much the sum total of dirt.  Oh, and my first bike of course, a 50cc dirt bike that I had as an 11 year old. 

Actually, that was the first bike I ever customized, when I rode it full tilt into a ditch.  It never looked quite the same after that.  Not sure I did either.
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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #378 on: May 16, 2018, 15:18:48 »
when I rode it full tilt into a ditch.  It never looked quite the same after that.  Not sure I did either.

Itís all starting to make sense now.
So now youíre due for an 800km ride before the next oil change, go find some dirt roads to thrash!
Gotta be some just north of mtl i would think?

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Re: KLR You Experienced? Err, kinda not really.
« Reply #379 on: May 17, 2018, 16:39:35 »
Itís all starting to make sense now.
So now youíre due for an 800km ride before the next oil change, go find some dirt roads to thrash!
Gotta be some just north of mtl i would think?
Have to be.  A mate here has a DR650 and loves to belt the thing out in the bush - once I get everything squared away then I'm hoping to get loco out in the sticks.  Work's getting in the way of the fun stuff (surprise surprise) but hoping to get the petcock nuts inside the tank tapped tomorrow to stop the leak, and also a bit more carb work done over the weekend.

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